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Devangana Dash

Area of Practice

Visual Communication Design, Illustration, Art direction, Publishing, Education



B.A. (Hons.) Sociology, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi (2010)

Professional Diploma, Visual Communication Design, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore (2015)

M.A. Design in Education, Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore (ongoing)


Work Experience



  • Senior Designer, Penguin Random House India
  • Independent Art Director and Book Designer
  • Consultant, Freelance Designer with global publishing houses
  • Author-illustrator, The Jungle Radio: Birdsongs of India (Penguin Random House, 2019)

Interest Areas

Children’s Picture books, visual narratives, expressive arts, community and conservation, embodied knowledge, design education, narrative practices


Current Practice at Srishti


Visual Communication and Strategic Branding

Graphic Arts and Design Practices



Creative Practice and Outreach

  • Conducting workshops and masterclass on illustration, art direction and storytelling, for literature festivals, schools, and bookstores across the country
  • Speaker and Jury for various literature festivals and publishing awards
  • Winner of South Asia Book Award (South Asia National Outreach Consortium), Comic-Con India Awards, Publishing Next Industry Awards (2019-20)
  • Curatorial and fundraising work with Indian Illustrators
  • Picture-book making
  • Writing feature articles for national newspapers




Recent Units facilitated


  • Illustration for Communication
  • Children’s Book Illustration
  • Bookmaking and Book Arts
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Mentor Lab

Projects showcase:


A student's re-interpretation of a classic book cover for 'Illustration For Communication', 2021



Printed books illustrated-designed by students of BVoc., Illustration pathway under ‘Mentor Lab’ 2021



Students engaged in cultural mapping, research, and developed visual narratives as a part of their 8-week long client collaboration with The People Place Project, Mumbai.



Understanding diversity in picture books, market research for the 'Children's Book Illustration' studio